Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, January 11, 2017

With Donald Trump soon in office, the future of the Affordable Care Act, or 'Obamacare' as Republicans have taken to calling it, is in doubt. And so are the millions of people with pre-existing conditions that use it to get health insurance.

And rather ironically, many of those calling for its downfall actually use the program in one way or another, they just don't know it. For example, the bill also stopped insurance companies from being able to charge women more than men.

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Suckers

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-01-11 08:40 AM | Reply

You see the train coming. The car is on the tracks, it's not moving.

There's nothing you can do.

May as well sit back and watch.

#2 | Posted by kudzu at 2017-01-11 09:38 AM | Reply

Yes, but don't call them suckers or low information voters. That's insulting and hurts their feelings.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-01-11 10:50 AM | Reply

Or as Conservatives like to say, if you are about to be raped you might as well lay back and enjoy it.

#4 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-01-11 10:51 AM | Reply

"Yes, but don't call them suckers or low information voters. That's insulting and hurts their feelings"

I just call them Trump voters.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-01-11 11:05 AM | Reply

"For example, the bill also stopped insurance companies from being able to charge women more than men."

I'm truly surprised it hasn't gotten more play in the "men's rights" crowd. I would think the men's rights crowd would feel empowered with a man like Trump in charge.

The fact is a woman's lifetime health care care costs are about twice that of a man's because of the cost of pregnancy and childbirth.

Maybe they're not outraged because they're too dumb to... oops no I didn't mean to say they're dumb they are simply too preoccupied focusing on other things like wearing the right baseball cap to make America great again that they didn't notice how women are holding them back.

#6 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-01-11 11:14 AM | Reply

"For example, the bill also stopped insurance companies from being able to charge women more than men."

not that big of a deal.

#7 | Posted by eberly at 2017-01-11 11:26 AM | Reply

#7 Well not a big deal in Kansas, where livestock are treated with more respect than women.

#8 | Posted by bocaink at 2017-01-11 11:39 AM | Reply

I talked to a guy that said his health insurance went from $1,400 a month to $100 a month. Guess again, he went off of o'bummer care when he turned 65.

#9 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-01-11 01:06 PM | Reply

Please don't tell us the truth: House GOP blocks budget watchdog from reviewing the cost of an Obamacare repeal

House votes to stop budget office from analyzing cost of Obamacare repeal; Rand Paul blasts GOP fiscal hypocrisy

After eight years of bashing Obamacare, congressional Republicans still haven't come up with a plan to replace it. They are, however, essentially unified in wanting to stop the Congressional Budget Office from estimating how much a repeal might cost.

While the media and most Democrats were focusing on the House of Representatives voting to weaken the Office of Congressional Ethics (a measure that was subsequently retracted), the larger document that the initiative was part of also prohibited the office from analyzing proposals to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Almost no one seems to have noticed this.

Responding to the provision on the floor of the House on Jan. 3, Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., condemned it and the Republicans:

"They're admitting in their own rules that their proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act will be devastating to the federal deficit and the national debt," he said.

www.salon.com

#10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-01-11 01:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

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"After eight years of bashing Obamacare, congressional Republicans still haven't come up with a plan to replace it." - #10 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-01-11 01:13 PM

It is just like the cry to overturn Roe v. Wade.

It makes for a great rallying cry and fundraising appeal.

Yet, it is for that very reason they don't want that court ruling overturned.

"Repeal Obamacare" was a great rallying cry and fundraising appeal.

But, unlike Roe v. Wade, the ball is squarely in their court.

#11 | Posted by Hans at 2017-01-11 01:19 PM | Reply

#9 What Snoops wants in a health care system:

No copays.
No deductibles.
No price controls on prescriptions, medical fees or health care wages.
No exclusions for pre-existing conditions.
No malpractice repercussions.
Monthly premiums of $50.

Does that cover it?

#12 | Posted by 726 at 2017-01-11 01:20 PM | Reply

After eight years of bashing Obamacare, congressional Republicans still haven't come up with a plan to replace it.

Their plan is...

"Since tax cuts for the 1% didn't work last time, this time let's try tax cuts for the 1%"

That is all they got.

#13 | Posted by 726 at 2017-01-11 01:22 PM | Reply

This is what happens when the right tells their people how education is for elite liberals.. now you have a group of ----- who believe whatever the right tells them... wa-la .. we get Trump and the dumb get what they asked for ... a good F'n... enjoy

#14 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2017-01-12 11:26 AM | Reply

"For example, the bill also stopped insurance companies from being able to charge women more than men."

not that big of a deal.

#7 | Posted by eberly

To some selfish men.

A billion here a billion there...next thing you know we will be taking about real money.

#15 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-01-12 07:08 PM | Reply

15

Also not that big of a deal.

#16 | Posted by eberly at 2017-01-12 07:13 PM | Reply

Obamacare has saved women more than $1 billion on birth control alone.

www.washingtonpost.com

But, yeah, not a big deal.

To men.

#17 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-01-12 07:26 PM | Reply

"Obamacare has saved women more than $1 billion on birth control alone."

Hmmm. Wasn't Trump just saying we don't negotiate prices good?

Maybe he can save them another billion.

Or maybe it's not a big deal.

#18 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-01-12 07:33 PM | Reply

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